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I have the EK 280 CE coolstream rad with my 4 Noctua NF-A14 in push pull in the front of my R5.
EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 as my pump/res
ek evo supremacy for the 4790k
ek thermosphere for the 980 ti
Noctua NF-A14 bottom intake
Noctua NF-A14 back exhaust

Cpu temps are around 22-26 c and 60 c under load @ 1.2v at 1.25 it hit 70 c under load.
ambient temps are at 21-22 c (I keep the room that all year round.)

So I need helps picking which route to take.

1. Leave it alone.

2. Get a 420 Coolstream rad and mount it up top. Move 2 of the fans from the front to the top and add another to push air into the case or move the bottom and back fan and replace those with something else?
-How noisy will it be without those noise dampening things at the top?
-My pump enough to support this?

3. get a 140mm coolstream rad and mount it at the back pushing in. Wouldn't have an exhaust though.

If there's other options let me know. I'm open to other suggestions.

btw not brand loyal just heard ek was pretty good so i stuck with them. As long as it looks nice.
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Do you happen to know what your water temps are? You currently have what most would consider the "bare minimum" for radiator space.

What kind of temps is your GPU seeing?

At the very least adding another radiator would allow you to keep your fans moving slower and thus making less noise while keeping the same temperatures.
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My gpu is around 5c hotter than my cpu normally. Haven't checked it under load. How do you check water temps?
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Do you happen to know what your water temps are? You currently have what most would consider the "bare minimum" for radiator space.

What kind of temps is your GPU seeing?

At the very least adding another radiator would allow you to keep your fans moving slower and thus making less noise while keeping the same temperatures.

Would I need to get some type of in line thing like this?

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g30/c101/s457/list/p1/Liquid_Cooling-Fittings-Accessories-Flow_Temp_Meters-Page1.html
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You could get that and hook it up to a temp sensor on your mother board, or if you have a thermometer you could stick it in an open port on your reservoir. If your water temps are 10C above your ambient temperature (10 delta) then you would want to look into more radiator space.

65C on your GPU is a bit on the warmer side I think considering my 980ti is air cooled and it sits at 65C under load. You might have an issue with the seating on your block/air in the loop. Realistically your GPU should be in the 40's.
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Would I need to get some type of in line thing like this?

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g30/c101/s457/list/p1/Liquid_Cooling-Fittings-Accessories-Flow_Temp_Meters-Page1.html
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You could get that and hook it up to a temp sensor on your mother board, or if you have a thermometer you could stick it in an open port on your reservoir. If your water temps are 10C above your ambient temperature (10 delta) then you would want to look into more radiator space.

65C on your GPU is a bit on the warmer side I think considering my 980ti is air cooled and it sits at 65C under load. You might have an issue with the seating on your block/air in the loop. Realistically your GPU should be in the 40's.

If i had to go the more radiator space route which option should I go for?
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If you're going to go with a temperature sensor make sure your Motherboard has inputs to read it or you have a fan controller than can read it. Your other option would be to get a aquacomputer high flow USB sensor, hook it up to your mother board with a USB cable and run a temp sensor off that. You would have to download the AQ suite software and read it from there. Which would be expensive and a pain to just get water temps.

Or you could just stick a thermometer in your res. Much cheaper and less complicated. If you have a laser thermometer it's even easier Just point it at a tube in your loop and there you go.

As far as rads go the 420 would be the best bet. Never hurts to have more radiator space. Lower Deltas or lower fan speed for a quieter experience.
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Temp fittings and lcd displays are only like $10-20 on amazon.
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